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Write out the chemical equation for the combustion of methane (CH4).

Describe what is happening during the reaction and what this has to...

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Write out the chemical equation for the combustion of methane (CH4).

Describe what is happening during the reaction and what this has to do with our energy system and the carbon cycle

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CH_4+2O_2=CO_2+2H_2O produces energy in the form of heat, because all the more complicated bonds in the methane are broken, but especially because the highly energetic bonds in the oxygen molecules break and release all the energy in them, some of which is absorbed in forming the products (not much).

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Upload Date: 5/31/2017

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